Faraday Medal and Prize

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The Faraday Medal and Prize is a prize awarded annually by the Institute of Physics in experimental physics, one of the Institute's Gold medals.[1]

From 1914 to 1966 it took the form of the Guthrie Lecture after when it was replaced by the Guthrie Medal and Prize, in memory of Frederick Guthrie, founder of the Physical Society (which merged with the Institute of Physics in 1960). In 2008 the award was renamed the Faraday Medal and Prize, which is awarded annually "for outstanding contributions to experimental physics, to a physicist of international reputation in any sector" and known as the Faraday medal of the Institute of Physics. The medal is silver gilt and accompanied by a prize of £1000 and a certificate.[2]

Medallists and Lecturers[edit]

Faraday medallists[edit]

  • 2017 Jeremy Baumberg, "For his investigations of many ingenious nanostructures supporting novel and precisely engineered plasmonic phenomena relevant to single molecule and atom dynamics, Raman spectroscopies and metamaterials applications."[3]
  • 2016 Jenny Nelson," For her pioneering advances in the science of nanostructured and molecular semiconductor materials "
  • 2015 Henning Sirringhaus, "For transforming our knowledge of charge transport phenomena in organic semiconductors as well as our ability to exploit them"
  • 2014 Alexander Giles Davies and Edmund Linfield, "For their outstanding and sustained contributions to the physics and technology of the far-infrared (terahertz) frequency region of the electromagnetic spectrum"
  • 2013 Edward Hinds, "For his innovative and seminal experimental investigations into ultra-cold atoms and molecules"
  • 2012 Roy Sambles, "For his pioneering research in experimental condensed matter physics"
  • 2011 Alan Andrew Watson, "For his outstanding leadership within the Pierre Auger Observatory, and the insights he has provided to the origin and nature of ultra high energy cosmic rays"
  • 2010 Athene Donald, "For her many highly original studies of the structures and behaviour of polymers both synthetic and natural"
  • 2009 Donal Bradley, "For his pioneering work in the field of 'plastic electronics'"
  • 2008 Roger Cowley, "For pioneering work in the development and application of neutron and X-ray scattering techniques to the physics of a wide range of important solid and liquid-state systems"

Guthrie medallists[edit]


External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Gold medals". Institute of Physics. The Faraday medal: Awarded for outstanding contributions to experimental physics 
  2. ^ "The Faraday medal". Institute of Physics. Retrieved 2015-08-01. 
  3. ^ "Faraday medallists". [dead link]